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Long Beach Symphony Orchestra

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September 2018

Opening Night: American Fusion

September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Long Beach Symphony Orchestra
249 E. Ocean Blvd., Suite 200
Long Beach, 90802 United States
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$29 – $105

Long Beach Symphony opens the season with an off-the-charts fusion of contemporary American music in celebration of the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein. In tribute to Bernstein’s fascination with Pop Music, we start the concert with a work by Frank Zappa who began his career in classical music but found acceptance only in pop/rock music due to his often-irreverent song titles. Zappa thought the work was too difficult for humans to play, so you won’t want to miss the Long…

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Long Beach Symphony Presents: American Fusion

September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Long Beach Performing Arts Center Terrace Theatre
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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On September 29 at 8:00 PM in the Terrace Theater of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, the Long Beach Symphony begins its 84th Classical season. Music Director Eckart Preu explains his rationale for the season, “I wanted to present an exciting variety of composers, styles, and experiences, from pivotal masterpieces of the repertoire to exciting new works, including a bit of the unorthodox, so that our audiences can hear what’s happening now in the world of classical music.” Opening…

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October 2018

Long Beach Symphony Presents: Dancing in the Streets

October 6 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Long Beach Arena Pacific Ballroom
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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The music of Motown comes to Long Beach when we perform hits from Motown’s golden years. Experience the magic of MOTOWN! This program features smash hits made famous by artists like Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, The Temptations and the one and only Stevie Wonder. Songs include Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Reach Out I’ll Be There, Dancing In The Street, I Heard it Through The Grapevine, My Girl, Superstition, and more! Audiences will be transformed by the powerful music of Motown with these authentic…

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November 2018

Long Beach Symphony Presents: Brahms & Dvořák

November 10 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Long Beach Performing Arts Center Terrace Theatre
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Works by Romantic masters, Brahms and Dvořák, are joined by a rarely heard work commemorating the return of the coffin carrying the Unknown Soldier. This poignant program will feature an array of music from the Romantic period beginning with a rare work by British composer Lilian Elkington who was inspired by the return of the ship carrying the coffin of the Unknown Soldier. Her brilliant score, Out of the Mist (1921), was discovered in a pawn shop after her death…

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Brahms and Dvořák

November 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Long Beach Symphony Orchestra
249 E. Ocean Blvd., Suite 200
Long Beach, 90802 United States
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$29 – $105

This poignant program will feature an array of music from the Romantic period beginning with a rare work by British composer Lilian Elkington who was inspired by the return of the ship carrying the coffin of the Unknown Soldier. Her brilliant score, Out of the Mist (1921), was discovered in a pawn shop after her death and is one of her only known works. Next, Concertmaster Roger Wilkie will be put to the test in Brahms’ highly virtuosic Violin Concerto…

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December 2018

Long Beach Symphony Presents: Holiday POPS!

December 22 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Long Beach Arena Pacific Ballroom
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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It’s the most wonderful time of year to start a new holiday tradition! Join Music Director Eckart Preu, Long Beach Symphony, and The Camerata Singers to experience this festive concert of seasonal favorites guaranteed to put you and your family in the holiday spirit. The POPS! Series is a fun and friendly way to enjoy an entertaining night out. There are two ways to experience the POPS!—either at a table of 10 on the Arena floor or from the upstairs loge in a theater-style…

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February 2019

Long Beach Symphony Presents: Beethoven’s “Eroica”

February 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Long Beach Performing Arts Center Terrace Theatre
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Eckart Preu, Conductor Lovers of the Classical period will revel in this program, which includes Beethoven’s epic "Eroica" and a lovely work by the first classical composer of African ancestry, Josef Boulogne, sometimes referred to as the “Black Mozart.” Lovers of the Classical period will revel in this program which includes a lovely work by the first classical composer of African ancestry, Josef Boulogne, sometimes referred to as “Black Mozart.” Indeed, the two were acquainted, and in his spirited Overture…

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Long Beach Symphony Presents: Tango Caliente!

February 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Long Beach Arena Pacific Ballroom
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Prepare for a night of fiery Tango classics featuring the Orchestra joined by award-winning Argentinian dancers and fall in love with the seductive heart of Tango. Program and artists subject to change. The POPS! Series is a fun and friendly way to enjoy an entertaining night out. There are two ways to experience the POPS!—either at a table of 10 on the Arena floor or from the upstairs loge in a theater-style seat. The concert itself starts at 8:00 PM,…

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March 2019

Long Beach Symphony Presents: Northern Lights

March 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - September 5, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
Long Beach Performing Arts Center Terrace Theatre
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Music of various vintages from Finland, Iceland, and Russia, beginning with a mesmerizing 1994 work by Finnish composer Rautavaara whose mystical sounds will send you into the cosmos. Join us as we explore the music of various vintages from Finland, Iceland, and Russia, beginning with a mesmerizing 1994 work by Finnish composer Rautavaara whose mystical sounds will send you into the cosmos. We will stay in Finland for two works by Sibelius: his Symphony No. 3 and his beautiful Finlandia,…

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